Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beach break........



Hi!  Just returned from a few days at the Oregon coast where we stayed in the small town called Pacific City.  In this cute little cottage.........


and in the front yard there was buoy tree........

for some reason, many of the trees on the coast are adorned with these boating accoutrements called buoys.  I guess it is because the are easily separated from their boats and wash up onto the shore where they are found and drug home from leisurely walks on the beach.  What better thing to do with them than hang them in a tree, after all, it is found treasure!

While I am poking fun of people who hang things in their trees, I'll share with you the rock I picked up on one of my leisurely walks on the beach.......


 
 


My skeleton rock......I put it in a flower pot when I got home, I did not hang it in a tree.  Funny rock, made me smile!










Collected a few other things while I was there...........







.....so I drew them.  Mostly, that's what I did at the beach.......walked, drew, painted, ate, slept, walked, drew, painted......you get the idea. 




So, now we are home and back into our crazy life as we
know and love it and planning our next escape.

7 comments:

elle said...

aw! what a nice little get away place!

Julie said...

Well, those buoy's do make colorful decorations in trees, don't they? Cool idea! I am busy planning get away's too. So nice in summertime! Your cottage and beach sounded lovely!

Karen said...

So enjoyed your posts I've missed. The cottage looks lovely and buoys in trees is a really unique thing. Your artwork is superb, I envy your talent. And I love that coneflower, too, that is a beauty. We're trying to downsize somewhat here in the gardens, but I may have to make some room for that flower!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Could be because buoys float, it makes them easy for people to spot and pick up. Love the drawings. Your talents are never ending.

Dianne said...

I am enjoying your nature journal so much, and the photos of your beautiful garden in the previous post! great robin sketch, and adore the collage of nature items...!

Marilyn Rock said...

Looks like a neat place to get away! Love your nature sketches.

Lynn Cohen said...

I think its fine if they want to have buoy trees as long as they also have a guol tree to go with it. I am all for equality!

Thanks for your letter today.

I am enjoying your blog now. ;-)